Tuesday 23rd May 2000 (23:30)
Line Opening Ceremony
Beckenham was opened at a short Ceremony at Beckenham Junction at
1045 on Tuesday 23rd May 2000. The leader of Bromley Council cut the
ribbon after making a short speech in which he wished the line success
and also said that a feasibility study was underway into extending
to Crystal Palace. After the ribbon was cut, tram 2548 took invited
guests to Croydon and back. The same tram then formed the first public
service, the 1202 from Beckenham Junction. This was another party
atmosphere with half the tram full of enthusiasts, many related to
this site in some way.
Unfortunately, it was not possible to offer free rides in the same
way as the Addington Route.
of Bromley Council makes his speech
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